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's civil rights defendants. if we simply wait for that train wreck to occur and prosecute, that's going to be like trying to cure cancer by building more hospitals. we can't do it that way. we've got to get into prevention mode. we've got to figure out strategies to prevent, we've got to empower school districts, we've got to empower parents, we've got to empower bystanders. when my daughter was bullied in 7th grade, her friends saw it, but they were paralyzed. they didn't know what to do and they did nothing. i don't begrudge thipl for that, they are wonderful kids, but they didn't have the tools to do anything about it. so we work on those issues and we work on those and our local school district was remarkable in their reaction. but in the work that we have done, ruslyn and i across the country, we have seen too many school districts, quite frankly, that have been slow to respond. and that is why we have to come together like this. that is why we have to get out of our lane and understand that we've got to make house calls. we've got to move beyond the traditional paradigm th
perez, assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. she was also nominated by president obama to serve in her role as assistant secretary of education for civil rights and she was confirmed by the senate in may of 2009. as assistant secretary, ruslyn is assistant secretary arnie's duncan's primary advisor. before she joined the department of education she was vice president of the education trust in washington, dc and was the founding executive of education trust west in oakland. in these positions she advocated for public school students in california, focusing on achievement and opportunity gaps, improving can urriculum and instructional quality and ensuring quality education for everybody. she served as an advisor on education issues on a number of private ipbs institutions, she is a teacher, a lawyer, and a very influential voice on all policy matters. she was also passionate about ending this issue of bullying and bringing everyone together to stop this disturbing trend so please welcome assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. as i said, our moderator is n
to that. and it is about state leadership, not just looking at the civil rights laws for protection, but -- and it certainly is our job to vigorously enforce them -- but it is your job as superintendent to (inaudible) even where the federal civil rights laws don't protect you. so it's a case of taking what you are doing, what folks are doing across the country and putting those on places like stopbullying dwofl .org so we can scale those up around the country. >> recognizable face. >> (inaudible) and i'm also head of the san francisco commission on women and the lieutenant governor asked about data. actually we do have data on bullying in san francisco high schools, particularly bullying among lgbt girls. so for the first time this year we've incorporated data that kevin coggin and ilsa (inaudible) provided and their suicide rates are off the charts, lesbian girls in our district. it's actually from the cdy youth risk survey. i want to offer that as a resource to folks in this room and encourage you in this pursuit of data. >> thank you. >> my question centers around the point o
. he also reminds us of our history. there has been no civil rights or human rights movement in which the faith communities and its leaders have not been at the forefront and i look at dr. and he is a living reminder of that truth. at the heart of civil rights movement in the years 1963 and 1964 before there was a san francisco interface council there was the san francisco conference on religion, race and social concerns which for 25 years was the voice of social justice in the city and county of san francisco. it was that movement that gave birth to the san francisco interfaith council whose mission it is to bring people together of different faiths, to celebrate our diverse spiritual and religious traditions, build understanding, and serve our city. it was a previous mayor that challenged the interface council to step up to the place, to respond to its moral responsibility to care for the homeless at a time of crisis spun out of control, and we did. for almost a quarter of a century we have opened our congregation doors, fed and provided a warm and safe place for homeless men to
says his civil rights have been violated. >> you know, from what i've learned, hour they're treating me seasoned my dog is not fair. i think charlie deserves another chance. >> a new conference scheduled for 1:30 this afternoon where charlie's owner says he will make a fair and reasonable proposal to the city. >>> new this morning, an update to a story we have been following in the east bay. the oakland zoo says the alligator that was found just yesterday guarding a stash of pot inside a castro valley home has died. alameda county sheriff's deputies found the gator named mr. teeth when doing a routine probation check. it was in a tank, apparently guarding 34 pounds of dried marijuana. the gator was taken to the oakland zoo where it was placed in quarantine after its owner said it was very sick. that owner is now in jail. >>> some relief for a hayward mother whose daughter was kidnapped in 1998 and never seen again. a bone fragment found in a well in linden does not match michaele garecht's dna. the well is believed to be a dumping ground for the so-called speed freak killers. in a blog
justice issue and if you deny that you're denying their civil rights. that's how we feel about being proactive. now there is a line of demarcation happens and we want to be proactive i know jill is looking at me. when the event happens and there is harm that occurs we believe in restorative practices and repairing the harm. we don't believe in kicks kids out of school. that's not a solution. we are an educational institution. we go through this process and the perpetrator understands the damage and make it right to the victim. it's not okay shake hands. it's a whole process. you talk about it and process what is happening and people follow up on that, so we very much believe in this restorative process in san francisco and how do we know? because of the indicators that should be going up are going up and the others are going down. our truancies are down. suspensions are down and students in class is going up. thank you for being here. [applause] >> okay. that's okay. you jumped ahead to several of my questions so you don't get to talk anymore. for the rest of the four pane
to be depressed. >>> time now 4:51. an unlikely combination of civil rights and religion. still ahead, what will soon happen in one of the nation's most prominent churches. >> a self-help guru has fears of his own. how he conquered them in the san francisco bay. >>> around the bay area today, we have some 30s and also some dense fog in the valleys. 40s elsewhere. a chance of rain as we get toward the afternoon. we'll talk about that coming up. >> taking a live look at some of our traffic cameras for you this morning. here's a live look at the golden gate, bay bridge and milpitas commute. so far off to a nice start. got word of a new accident south san jose. we'll update you on that coming up. >> thank you. >>> wedding bells will soon be ringing for same-sex couples in washington, d.c. cathedral officials say the washington national cathedral will be among the first episcopal congregations to implement a new rite every marriage for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender members. they will announce the policy today. the cathedral has been used for pr
is to protect the civil rights of homeless people. >> statewide recommendations at a uniform plan in every california city where homeless people can get health care and find a clean bathroom or a place to stay. >> we are not going to usurp any local community's local laws about it but like to provide direction for how to alleviate homelessness. >> the goal is to help the homelessness rather than criminalize them. would also include free legal representation. >>> new this morning, a shooting in san bruno puts a teenaged girl in the hospital. it happened just before 10:30 last night near the intersection of santa teresa way and park boulevard next to cappuccino high school. the san mateo county sheriff's office says the girl who was shot was 16 years old from south san francisco. right now in stable condition. no arrests have been made. >>> across the nation, several gun shows within an hour's drive from where gunman opened fire at an elementary school in connecticut have been cancelled. organizers say the shows were just not appropriate in the weeks after the gunman killed 26 people includi
, and food and clean water. human rights groups are holding solidarity civiles across -- vigils across the world. activists say the red cross received hundreds of millions of dollars in donations but they say very little has gone to help earthquake survey survivors. >>> seismologists giving a second thought to a theory on how a major earthquake on the san andorra warehouse fault mate effect thousands of people in california. the two sections of the fault are considered locked but the central section of the fault creeps and thought to provide a buffer between the two zones. but the magnitude 9 earthquake in japan two years ago proved that theory is not always true. >>> a public memorial is planned tomorrow for the petaluma teenager who died after a new years eve party in south like tahoe. her body was found behind a snow bank just a week ago. she attended a music festival and may well have vied to walk three miles back to her hotel. tomorrow's memorial is at the public school. >>> karl bell soup company in south sacramento will be laying off 290 workers on february 1st. all 750 employe
which does civil charges, that is where they have their most vulnerability. something along the lines of what goldman sachs paid on the civil case with the trade. and then you move on. this is an interesting time right now. i will say this, if the sec gets him, he is still not out of the woods. if they hit him, that is the highest level of civil fraud. goldman sachs, which you may not know, they settled with the sec, they didn't settle, they settled for something called negligence, it is very hard to be a registered rocher deal and be hit with that penalty. there's a good chance he could be shut down anyway. if you get hit. this is high-stakes stuff. they're taking it very seriously, talking to investors. i talked to an investor today and he runs with investors and directing certain funds. he's a big proponent and put a hold on the stock saying don't go there. before you're given a more money, see what investigations go because obviously they are liabilities and fund could face and if your money is locked in, you lose money. we should also point out to have a lot of unusual insurance
not be victims right now if the school district had simply followed the law? >> without a doubt. >> no doubt in my mind. >> reporter: bob allard and paul are bay area attorneys, simply representing alleged victims in civil cases against evergreen and chandler. we showed them what we uncovered. >> had they paid attention to, that which they're obligated to do, we wouldn't be sitting here talking today. >> for the past two months, the district has dodged our questions. i'm jenna susko with nbc bay area. so we met with superintendent kathy gomez outside her office. >> we've been trying to get in contact with you for more than a month now. >> right. and i think i directed you to our attorney mark davis. >> reporter: yes. and he has not answered any of our questions. >> i'm sure he will. >> reporter: we have not had any questions answered. why can't you answer simple questions on what your policy is and whether or not anyone has been trained on title ix. >> reporter: do you not know those answers? do you not know those answers? don't you think parents deserve to know? >> reporter: we reserved thi
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